Yahoo wants to make everything location aware

Fire Eagle makes it easier to share GPS data between apps

Perhaps the most ambitious project at Yahoo is one that seeks to take GPS data and make it more widely available between your mobile phone, desktop, and even in your car. What's more, any app will be able to tap into this information – with your permission, of course.



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